We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Westlock Funeral Home & Crematorium Ltd.
It is with profound sadness and much love that the family of Frank Arthur Kravontka of Jarvie, Alberta announces his peaceful passing on Wednesday August 10th, 2022 at the age of 84.
Frank was born November 25th, 1937, on the Kravontka homestead. He was the fourth child to Martin and Elizabeth Kravontka. He attended Jarvie school until grade 9, when he decided to quit school to work in British Columbia & Saskatchewan. When Frank came back to visit his family, he found his parents farming alone so he decided to stay to help on the farm. On July 20th, 1963 he married his “Jarvie Girl” Ethel Higgins from Cedar Creek. Martin and Elizabeth eventually sold the family farm to Frank & Ethel. Together they worked hard and raised three children, Joanne, Donnie and Angela. Frank was a renowned athlete; he was specially known as a pitcher for several Jarvie baseball teams and an avid curler at the Jarvie curling rink. He was well-known in the Jarvie community through his involvement with the Rod & Gun club, 4H, Fall suppers and mostly, by being a good neighbor. Frank was known for his love & respect of the land he farmed, but beyond that, he was known for the love he had for his family. While the farm was their livelihood, the greatest gift it gave them was a gathering place for their family to share and create memories.
Left to carry on his legacy is his wife of 59 years, Ethel, their three children; Joanne (Bob) Mattice of Cold Lake, AB, Donnie Kravontka of Grassland, Angela (Gregg) Macloghlin of Kelowna, his 7 grandchildren; Jillian (Orr), Ethan, & Jordan Mattice, Elizabeth (Denver) Fandrick, Elise (Daniel) Murphy & Emma (Quinton) Kravontka & Aidan Macloghlin, his five great-grandchildren; Ellie-Rose, Waylon & Willie Fandrick, & Madelynn & Hadley Murphy & his sister Ann Crouser. Frank was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, & friends.
Frank was predeceased by his parents Martin & Elizabeth Kravontka and his siblings Ed, Mary, Wandy & Johnny.
Prayers will be held, Friday, August 19th at 7:00 PM at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Westlock, AB.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 20th 10:00 AM at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Westlock, AB. Lunch & fellowship to follow at Westlock Memorial Hall.
Pallbearers: Ethan Mattice, Jordan Mattice, Aidan Macloghlin, Leonard Kravontka, Tad Crouser & George Simpson
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Stollery Children’s Hospital, Stars Air Ambulance, Jarvie Community Center, Teen Time Ranch-Dapp.
Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
1502 College Plaza, 8215 - 112 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2C8,
STARS Air Ambulance
Box 570 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary AB T2E 8M7
Teen Time Ranch - Dapp
12235 50 St NW, Edmonton AB T5W 3C7